This vegan vanilla frosting is great for decorating cupcakes and for using on cakes! I like to pair vanilla frosting with vanilla, chocolate, and carrot cupcakes.
Keyword: gluten-free, vegan
Author: The Panicked Foodie
1/2cupvegan butter, softened (I used Earth Balance)
1tablespoonmilk of your choice(I used original almond milk)
Add vegan butter, shortening, and vanilla extract to a large glass mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on medium speed until everything is creamed together.
Add confectioner's sugar, one cup at a time and mixing with an electric mixer on medium speed after each addition. After the second cup of confectioner's sugar, I added in 1 tablespoon of milk to thin the frosting out before adding more sugar.
After all of the sugar is added, whip the frosting by mixing at high speed for about a minute.
Use it to frost cupcakes or cakes. If you are not going to use it right away, you can store it in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Let it warm up to room temperature though before frosting cupcakes or a cake with it.
For the nutrition facts, a serving means the amount of frosting used to decorate one cupcake (which equates to about 3 tablespoons of frosting).